SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 4-5, 2018

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Imagination AI

KAMESH RAGHAVENDRA

Chief Product Officer, The Hive

MODERATOR, BLOCKCHAIN APPS

Kamesh Raghavendra is the Chief Product Officer at The Hive - a venture fund and co-creation studio based in Palo Alto to co-create startups focused on AI and blockchain powered applications in the enterprise. He funds, builds and launches ventures with the vision of reimagining business processes with AI and rewiring global trade & commerce with blockchain. Having a prior academic background in cryptography, Kamesh has been associated with the Bitcoin community from its early days. He has backed Blockstream and Lightning Labs, which rank amongst the most innovative blockchain infrastructure ventures. He also co-created a blockchain-protected industrial cybersecurity venture called Xage Security. Prior to The Hive, Kamesh served in a number of leadership roles at NetApp across product management, engineering, field operations and corporate development. Before that, he had a stint at Goldman Sachs trading mortgage-based securities during the cusp of the 2008 crisis. Kamesh holds an M.B.A. from IIM Bangalore and B.Tech. from IIT Madras majoring in Computer Science.